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Computer Engineering, MSc in Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering), 120 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The Master of Science in engineering programme Computer Engineering at Aalborg University is a two-year, research-based full-time study programme of 120 ECTS.

Computer Engineering is an engineering programme targeted at B.Sc. graduates in computer engineering, electronic engineering, software engineering and similar. It is for students interested in AI, vision, sound, distributed systems and networks.

At the core of modern technology ranging from small IoT-devices, over phones, computers, robots to self-driving vehicles, are two fundamental building blocks, namely communication systems and intelligent algorithms. The Computer Engineering programme will equip you with strong competences within these fields, which will allow you to significantly contribute to designing and implementing new technologies that will make a real difference in the world. Depending on your interests, you can choose to specialise in one of two directions:

  • AI, vision and sound
  • Networks and distributed systems

AI, vision and sound

You will work with theories and methods about the foundations of Artificial Intelligent (AI) as well as novel algorithms and concepts such as Deep Learning. AI algorithms are to some degree approximating human intelligence, which ultimately means that technology can perform tasks similar to those which humans can perform. The most important human senses are the ability to see and hear, and AI algorithms operating on images/video and sound are therefore central to the future of AI. To this end, this specialisation has a special focus on AI algorithms for processing of images and sound.

Networks and distributed systems

A computer is rarely working in isolation, but as part of a larger system, consisting of other computers such as Internet. To achieve connectivity, we first and foremost need to design and implement a communication network that will interlink different devices. The complexity of communication networks grows, and many cases require a distributed mode of operation, where focus is on system reliability or real-time operation requirements. Therefore, this specialisation especially focus on theories and methods regarding distributed systems.

Career Opportunities  

Candidates are likely to find employment within areas such as wireless and mobile communication, consumer audio and video, sound and audio products, multimedia, medical aids, instrumentation, automotive applications, avionics, navigation, etc.

Hiring companies could be (not limited to):
  • Lyngsoe Systems
  • Grundfos
  • Bang & Olufsen
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Oticon Medical
  • Niras
  • Cowi
  • Rambøll
  • Motorola
  • The Danish Road Directorate


To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly at
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Website for Computer Engineering

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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